This month’s CoroCoro magazine has revealed that a presentation for Inazuma Eleven Ares will be held on 26th August, potentially meaning that we'll finally find out the game's Japanese release date.

The game is currently planned to release in the west sometime next year, but the Japanese launch is expected slightly earlier in Q4 of this year. New information in CoroCoro also reveals that the game will have a 'Scout' system, enabling players to form their own team with any player from a wide selection of junior high school and academy teams in the game, as well as a command battle system which features high action and psychological warfare.

To celebrate the incoming news, Level-5 has also announced that the original Inazuma Eleven - released back in 2008 on Nintendo DS - will be made available as a free download on the Japanese 3DS eShop this summer. It's currently unknown whether or not this free download will also be made available in western territories, but those with access to a Japanese 3DS account will definitely be able to make use of this lovely deal very soon.

Are you excited for the next instalment of Inazuma Eleven? Will you be keeping an eye out for the presentation coming this August? Share your thoughts with us down below in the comments.